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See also: kāhuna
Borrowed from Hawaiian kahuna (“shaman, wizard”).
kahuna (plural kahunas or kahuna)
- (Hawaii) A priest or priestess of the traditional Hawaiian religion.
- 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, page 230:
- They were kāhuna, practitioners of the old Hawaiian religion, apparently offering themselves as sacrifices to appease the gods so that the queen would be restored.
- (surfing) A great surfer.
Compound of kahu (“guardian, master”) + -na (nominalizing suffix; compare Maori -nga).
kahuna (irregular plural kāhuna)
- priest, sorcerer, magician, minister, wizard
- expert in any profession (doctors, surgeons, dentists were referred to as such in the 1845 laws)
- English terms borrowed from Hawaiian
- English terms derived from Hawaiian
- English 3-syllable words
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- Rhymes:English/uːnə/3 syllables
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English countable nouns
- English indeclinable nouns
- English nouns with irregular plurals
- Hawaiian English
- English terms with quotations
- Hawaiian terms suffixed with -na
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